San Francisco car rentals from $20/day

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Economy$20/day
Intermediate$23/day
Standard$20/day
Full-size$28/day
Minivan$34/day
Full-size SUV$42/day
Premium$28/day
Luxury$30/day
Supplier choice$22/day
Intermediate SUV$24/day
Compact SUV$28/day
Standard SUV$32/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in San Francisco

  • There are a few tips and rules you’ll want to keep in mind before driving your car rentals in San Francisco. Traffic can get congested in the city, so sometimes the most direct route is not the best option, map it out before driving and preferably avoid Market Street. There are plenty of one-way roads or lanes reserved for buses, so keep your eyes peeled for the traffic signs. In San Francisco, there’s an unspoken rule to stop at a yellow light instead of driving through it. San Franciscans also love to ride bikes and use them to commute so always be aware of your surroundings.
  • To drop off your San Francisco car rentals at the airport before departing, you’ll be leaving them in the same location as pick-up. The San Francisco Airport Rental Car Center is not inside the airport terminals, but right off 101 Highway. Drop off your rental car in the designated agency area of the lot. From there, the airport has the AirTrain connecting the Rental Car Center with the different airport terminals as well as the parking garages and Airport Hotel. The AirTrain Blue Line station is right out front. The train operates 24 hours throughout the day with frequent service to SFO Airport.
  • There are a couple of toll roads around San Francisco and the Bay Area. Before driving your cheap car rentals in San Francisco, you want to know where they are and how to pay them. The two closest toll roads in and out of the city are toll bridges. If you’re driving your car rentals in San Francisco across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, you will need to pay the toll. Some rental agencies offer plans covering most toll road types. If not, there is a one-time payment option through FasTrak. This is also the case when you wish to cross the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge.
  • While driving around the city of San Francisco can prove tricky because of its steep hills and crowded streets, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must in every itinerary, such as the Bay Area, Muir Woods, and Sausalito. For an unforgettable wine tasting experience, drive to Napa Valley, which is only about 50 miles away from San Francisco.
  • All the big car rental agencies can be found at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Car Rental Center, which is accessible from all the airport terminals by taking the AirTrain Blue Line service. AirTrain stations are located in all the terminals at the airport. There is also a free shuttle service from the SFO Rental Car Center to other off-site rental car agencies.
  • San Francisco is known for its steep hills, and the city center is filled with packed roads, one-way streets, and expensive parking, so you might want to avoid driving in that area. When parking on one of the city's hills, make sure to turn the wheels towards the curb when the car is facing downhill, and turn them away from the curb when the car is facing uphill -- and don't forget to use your parking brake.
  • San Francisco is one of the worst cities in the United States when it comes to traffic congestion. Rush hours can easily add one or more hours to your travel time, so take that into consideration and avoid driving into or out of the city between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Because of its geographical features, SF can get quite foggy and windy, so make sure you take extra precautions while driving if the weather conditions aren't great.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Francisco for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Francisco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Francisco are around 12% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in San Francisco are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Francisco

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Francisco?

    A small automatic car, such as a Smart, is the best option because of the city's steep hills, narrow streets, and small parking spots.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Francisco?

    The speed limit in the city is 25 miles per hour, but on urban highways it is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it is between 65 and 70 mph. The speed limit on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is 45 mph

  • Where are the best places to park in San Francisco?

    Street parking in San Francisco is scarce, and it is typically metered, has a time limit, or both. Depending on demand, meter pricing can range anywhere from between 50 cents an hour to a maximum of about $7 an hour. Parking garages in and around Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf cost about $20 to $40 per day. Parking outside the city is recommended, as it is easy to commute by using the BART or Caltrain railway systems.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in San Francisco?

    On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $62 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in San Francisco found in the last 2 weeks is $30.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in San Francisco?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Fox ($22/day) and Sixt ($28/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in San Francisco?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Francisco are Alamo (8.8, 157 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 134 reviews), and Sixt (7.8, 221 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in San Francisco?

    The average gas price in San Francisco is $4.88 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $59 and $78, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in San Francisco?

    Compact (Honda Insight or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Francisco.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Fox, Kyte, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Budget, Fox Autorent, Alamo and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in San Francisco?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in San Francisco?

    A Compact car rental in San Francisco costs $24 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in San Francisco?

    A Standard car rental in San Francisco costs $28 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in San Francisco?

    A Mini car rental in San Francisco costs $30 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in San Francisco?

    In San Francisco, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 435 South Airport Boulevard (11 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in San Francisco?

    On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $431 per week ($62 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in San Francisco?

    On average a rental car in San Francisco costs $1,847 per month ($62 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in San Francisco?

    Most car rental providers in San Francisco offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in San Francisco, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in San Francisco?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 37 car rental agencies in San Francisco.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in San Francisco?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in San Francisco?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in San Francisco so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Do car rentals in San Francisco have a free cancellation?

    Yes, there are a few cheap car rentals in San Francisco that include a free cancellation policy with their reservations. For instance, agencies like Alamo and AVIS allow free cancellation in San Francisco up to the moment you show up to pick up your car. Others, such as Kyte or Budget do not charge you for cancellations up to 48 hours before your pick-up date.

  • Are there any car rental offices in downtown San Francisco?

    Yes, there are various car rental agencies offering pick-up locations in downtown San Francisco, as opposed to the airport. For instance, Hertz has a location right by Union Square, and Budget has an office right off The Embarcadero by the piers.

San Francisco car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.8

Very good

1025 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

4 locations in San Francisco

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340 O Farrell St

+1 888 826 6893

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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350 Beach St

+1 415 474 9600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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687 Folsom St

+1 415 882 9440

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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 844 370 8302

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Great service. Easy pick up and drop off. Excellent car.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
There was no line Pick up and drop off very easy

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Alamo presented a can do attitude from beginning to end. The car was spectacular and we had a ball driving the cobalt blue Mustang Convertible around Palo Alto, up and down Highway 1, 3 days in Carmel and spin down to Big Sur. I had wanted to rent a convertible for years, and finally did it! Thanks Alamo, check in specialist Jenny, and the whole Alamo team.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were super easy. Great car!

Cons:

It would have been nice to pick up my car when I first landed, but it was 12:30 am so they were closed. HAd to come back in the morning to get my car.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attention. Car was neat. Quick pick up and return

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was great, loved that you end up on the top floor where the people mover is located. Very personable and helpful agent checked me in.

Cons:

Going over information about traveling tolls- didnt' even realize there was a fact sheet in the rental agreement folder.

1 out of 138

Fox

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

6.1

One location in San Francisco

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435 South Airport Boulevard

+1 415 917 2713

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It would've been great if it was at the airport.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jose was great and super helpful. I also had an incident with lost keys and Philip was incredibly responsive and accommodating especially when there was a mix up.

Cons:

The lost and found process could have been more organized/smoother.

7.6 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the dropoff was quick and easy. Pickup was a 2 hour wait in a line only to find a clerk who didn't know how to handle long-term rentals, and another wait for the manager.

Cons:

more help at the pickup line, or better staffing for expected surges.

8.4 Very good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff were very helpful.

Cons:

At first they offered us a smelly old Toyota RAV from Utah, with the windows open. That was a clue - really smelly. And we wanted a SUV for the all-wheel drive; that one was only 2-wheel drive.

2.8 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Outrageous daily fees for tolls. Did not give me the car I asked for; gave me a car with less comfort and worse mileage.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Cheaters

1 out of 241

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

862 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

11 locations in San Francisco

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1600 Mission St

+1 415 522 5900

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2 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 362 2003

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312 8th St

+1 415 703 9000

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33 Cambon Dr

+1 415 337 9000

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340 O Farrell St

+1 415 837 1700

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350 Beach St

+1 415 474 9600

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4250 Geary Blvd

+1 415 750 2500

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45 Charter Oak Ave

+1 415 330 0270

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550 Turk St

+1 415 447 0520

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687 Folsom St

+1 415 546 6777

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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 833 635 0431

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Easy! Quick! Great people!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

First car's media center wasnt working so they switched us to a comparable car.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were extremely helpful. I ended up changing my reservation to an earlier time with no cost, then was unable to make it in that early due to unexpected circumstances. They ended up adjusting it so I could bring it back later on my return date, which they didn’t have to do. Staff is very friendly and laid back. Will definitely come back to this location.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent, extra efficient and professional. The cars they have in their fleet are top notch. Ill be sticking with Enterprise in the future.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Excellent experience

1 out of 128

Sixt

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.5

6 locations in San Francisco

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1365 Columbus Ave

+1 888 749 8227

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325 Mason St Suite 9

+1 888 749 8227

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475 S Van Ness Ave

+1 888 749 8227

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7 S Linden Ave

+1 415 658 9800

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780 N McDonnell Rd

+1 888 749 8227

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950 Mason Street

+1 888 749 8227

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Eric was great.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I was not given a damage slip or told to look at the damage ahead of time on my rental car. I was told (through an email) that a scratch was there that had not been there before my rental. I drove the car the entire time with the exception of valets at my hotel and did not cause damage. Because I did not get to inspect it and was not given a form to do so, I do not have evidence that something happened under my watch and just have to take their word. I also would have liked them to tell me when I turned the car in, as I did not have a chance to see what they are saying I did. It all feels pretty unfair. This could have been resolved if they had given me a damage form ahead of time.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I like the ease of registration & pickup. Appreciated the free upgrade too.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Staff friendly and efficiient. Product amazing. The only negative with the whole experience was the lengthy line at pick-up.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Check in process a bit slow, but good prices and nice vehicles.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2023

KAYAK
W try long wait time to pick up the car and it was not clean!

1 out of 52

Budget

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.0

6 locations in San Francisco

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333 O'farrell Street

+1 628 895 0436

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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5 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 433 3717

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500 Beach Street, Suite 120

+1 415 292 3683

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675 Post Street

+1 415 674 1917

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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 877 0998

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821 Howard Street

+1 415 957 9998

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8.0 Very good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was a fairly seamless process. The representative was very helpful. My only criticism is that I never received either via email or print the contract. This is not the fault of the representative. He attempted to print it and that failed. He also attempted to email it twice and never came through. I think Budget needs to make sure they are investing in their equipment. The printer at the airport was fairly old and outdated. But other than that, great experience!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
At san francisco very good.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Easy and seamless

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Didn't have the car I reserved. Replacement was made expeditiously. Was satisfactory but also an older vehicle.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The tire on the car was very warm and the car shook

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Was good So easy and smooth pickup drop off

1 out of 82

Avis

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

6 locations in San Francisco

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333 O'farrell Street

+1 415 292 4045

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5 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 395 4758

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500 Beach Street, Suite 120

+1 415 441 4141

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675 Post Street

+1 415 929 2555

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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 877 6780

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821 Howard Street

+1 415 227 4227

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very efficient at the counter and in bringing up the car.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The company we used was Budget which is an affiliate of Avis. I guess the name Budget is exactly what you get. I ordered a Ford Transit van for a two week road trip. Instead, we got an old 15 passenger bench seat van. In this van we found d beer, wine, antifreeze, kids books, food wrappers and crumbs, and several interior tips and broken pieces. I called to request an exchange for safety and while accommodating I had to take time out of my vacation to drive an hour away to exchange the van because they would not do it at the location one mile from me. So, we exchanged the van only to be put into a van that we actually did request but with a broken windshield with broken glass on the dashboard and a gas leak. I called, AGAIN, and asked for an exchange and demanded they bring me the new van and take the broken one. They initially asked me to drive, the broken van, two hours away in order to return it. That was out of the question. In the end, they brought me the third van which lasted the rest of the trip and was exactly what we needed. It should not have taken me three vans to get it right - countless phone calls and time on hold, not to mention awful and rude customer service to rent a van. I’d also like to me til , the rate that I locked in on my original rental would not longer be offered or accepted because I needed an exchange, TWICE, due to unsafe and dangerous vehicles they initially put me in; with each exchange came additional fees and a high price. I will NEVER use budget, Avis, or any of their affiliates again.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Waited for two hours to get the car! Their system is slow, their service is not optimal nor friendly! Just bad experience for a lot of money! Will not use them again.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The location was closed when I got there. How was I able to make a reservation at 5pm when the place closes at 5pm? On top of that, I got there at 4:50 p.m and the location was closed. I attempted to go to the airport Avis location and swap my reservation there but the rate was 3x more expensive and the reservation non transferable. Ended up not getting a car and had to cancel all my plans for the weeeknd. On top of all of this, Avis is now charging me a no show fee.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Couldn't even pick up my car

1 out of 29

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.4

13 locations in San Francisco

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1398 Bryant St

+1 415 934 0529

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177 S Airport Blvd. South

+1 650 624 6391

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241 10th Street

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325 Mason Street

+1 415 771 2200

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335 Powell Street

+1 800 654 3131

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364 O'farrell Street

+1 415 264 2441

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3911 Alemany Blvd Suite 1003

+1 650 994 1192

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3928 Geary Blvd.

+1 415 387 0136

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500 Beach St #121

+1 415 674 8330

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780 Mcdonnell Road

+1 650 624 6600

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780 Mission Street

+1 415 957 9425

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840 Ellis Street

+1 415 923 1119

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950 Mason St

+1 415 398 3944

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
There was no car when I got there, and she didn’t know when they’d have one. And she wasn’t able to cancel my reservation for me.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and polite staff for the car pick-up and drop-off. The experience at the counter could have gone better. There was a mismatch between my priceline voucher (obtained through a kayak search) and what the person at the desk had in the computer. This resulted in several iterations of being proposed higher rental prices and being told I had to pay tax (although the voucher had tax payed on it). No car was available in the category I chose, so I was offered an "upgrade" at an additional cost. This is the first time this happens, as most o the time companies offer it for free, as it's not the client's fault for the company running out of reserved cars in a category. I ended up choosing a lower class car, luckily for free (the only thing that was for free in the negotiations at the cash desk). This is an unacceptable experience at the counter, as clearly something went wrong (or did not work at all) with the data transfer between the online platform and the rental company.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I actually did not rent this car. I canceled the reservation with Hertz a few weeks ago. Kayak was never updated apparently. I actually contacted both kayak and hertz in the cancellation process, because despite canceling weeks in advance, I was charged $50 by hertz for the reservation. Their policy was confusing, and I was surprised and disappointed to be charged. I have no complaints with kayak, but was dissatisfied with this hertz experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
No problem at all.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
I had to add liability to the rental since Priceline/kayak didn’t offer it. On balance hertz was fine but kayak didn’t save me a lot. Bait and switch.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Worst experience ive ever had at a car rental company. 1st car they gave me had a suspension problem and I had to bring it back. When I returned it and got another, someone put gum on the seat and I therefore sat in gum for the next 5 hrs of my drive.

1 out of 91

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.9

4 locations in San Francisco

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364 O'farrell Street

+1 415 771 5332

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500 Beach St #121

+1 415 674 8330

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780 Mcdonnell Rd

+1 877 283 0898

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840 Ellis Street

+1 415 923 1119

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Already did survey with thifty.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Nice counter agent. Difficult to get to counter at SFO. Car dirty. Car return challenging.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They messed up my contract at pick up. They couldn't fix it over the phone and I had to drive all the way back to the airport to solve . Very frustrating

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Clean car, friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Land in SFO at 10PM -- flight was 30 minutes early at 9:30 - go to Thrifty Rental counter. There are 18 people in front of me in line and ONE person working the counter - taking 15 minutes minimum with each person. Everyone in line is worried - seems to "know" the counter closes at 11PM - what will happen then? A second counter person comes out and everyone breathes a little easier, then the first counter person goes away - leave ONE counter person!!!! I waited 45 minutes and now there were 15 people in front of me (I have photos!) I called the number I was given to call for questions and imagine! They closed at 10PM - please call back tomorrow. At a few minutes before 11PM with still 13 or 14 people in line ahead of me - I went to the Alamo counter and rented a car and was driving out of the parking lot at 11:05. Worst experience ever. Never again and I caution everyone trying to get a Thrifty car late at night in SFO...

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Bad service

1 out of 168

Dollar

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.6

6 locations in San Francisco

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2500 Mason Street

+1 866 434 2226

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325 Mason Street

+1 415 771 2200

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364 O Farrell St

+1 415 771 5302

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500 Beach Street

+1 415 674 8330

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780 Mcdonnell Rd

+1 866 434 2226

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840 Ellis Street

+1 415 923 1119

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
all the hidden fees really added up in the end

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
My reservation didn't exist. We were left stranded.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Waited for 90 minutes to pick up my car due to an outrageously long line at pick up. Way more customers than the staff could handle. If I could have I would have cancelled my booking and gone to one of the basically empty competitors in the rental center. Once I got to the counter the service was fine.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Despite being a Dollar Express member with a long rental history, I had to wait an hour in the "main" line at SFO. When I asked about Dollar Express, they said they do participate in that program but they hid the signs because they didn't like having people go into the short line. Not cool.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Nothing!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Let’s me was so long, as they didn’t have any cars available. I left and rented from National. Guess I wasted this money. Terrible

1 out of 120

National

8.8

Very good

57 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

9.0

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2 Embarcadero Center

+1 415 362 2003

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340 O Farrell St

+1 888 826 6890

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350 Beach St

+1 415 474 9600

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687 Folsom St

+1 415 882 9440

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750 Bush St

+1 888 826 6890

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780 North Mcdonnell Rd

+1 844 370 8301

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Everything with National was excellent. The check in was easy, the attendant was extremely helpful. I will use National again as well as Kayak

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved every minute of it. Will be back again.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I’m local to the area, and without a round trip airline ticket, they would not let me rent a vehicle with my debit card.

9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car at pickup had almost empty gas but on request, the agent filled it up.

Cons:

National should provide pick up service within a few miles.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was hard to see in the dark garage, but once you got into the sunlight you could see a few dents, and also how dirty the car was. Then, a few miles in the car started saying it was overdue for an oil change, that makes me wonder how well they check these cars over when it's already OVERdue! Not too thrilled about it.

6.8 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything but the child seats

Cons:

Car seats were really bad value for $13/day per piece (we needed 2). They were the cheapest possible seats, it would have been cheaper to just buy them. There was no good solution for a 42lb kid - too young for a booster seat, too big for the car seat. We had to shoehorn her into the available seat. Pickup of the car was good, but the person in charge of car seats was rude and seemed annoyed by my request to see available seats.

1 out of 6

Europcar

5.7

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

6.1